Disney Planning 101 – Tipping at Walt Disney World

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Tipping is a personal choice, based upon both the practice of an individual and the quality of service provided. Since tipping refers to paying a gratuity for services rendered, and no one concentrates more on providing great service than Disney, you might consider this when preparing your budget. I am often asked for advice about tipping at Disney so I thought I would pass along my own practices. Because of the wide variety of services provided, I have addressed each one below. Of course, the … [Read more...]




Dine with a Disney Animal Specialists at Sanaa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge already know that the well-versed animal specialists are always ready to answers questions and share their knowledge about the beautiful creatures roaming the savannas.But now there’s an even more personal way to learn about the animals – and enjoy a delicious African-inspired lunch at Sanaa at Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. With a view out the restaurant window onto the savanna, one of the resort’s animal … [Read more...]




Free Dining is back for August and September

Free Dining is back at Disney World during August & September 2011Now through Aug. 27, 2011, book the new Memories Vacation Package for 5 nights and 6 days at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts at the Walt Disney World® Resort for arrivals most nights Aug. 28 – Sept. 24 and get the Disney Dining Plan** FREE!**Booking Window: May 2 – Aug. 27, 2011Travel Window: Aug. 28 – Sept. 24, 2011Offer Details:The New Memories Vacation Package … [Read more...]




Fourth of July Eats and Treats at Disney Parks

Heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort for the Fourth of July weekend? If so, the parks have plenty of fun eats and treats for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick vendor snack or a three course meal, we’ve got something to satisfy every appetite. Below are our top tasty blog posts featured on the Disney Parks Blog so you can plan ahead! What are you looking forward to trying the most? Fourth of July Eats and Treats at Disney ParksJust in Time … [Read more...]




My Perfect Disney Day – Immersed in the Commando Magic

Kilimanjaro Safaris, Disney's Animal Kingdom. © Disney.

Chip, dreamer that he is, has challenged us at Chip and Company to indulge in planning our own perfect Disney Day. A daunting task at first, with so many options – even which Disney resort to visit. I flipped a coin, and where am I going next? Walt Disney World!In my Disney daydream – which includes low crowds, moderate weather and an unlimited budget – I enjoy a touch of both old and new. Like most of my trips, it includes a touch Disney history, E-ticket attractions I can’t see anywhere … [Read more...]